As you can see, my repertoire of Hong Kong summer shoes is really not that impressive… that’s right: I have 2 options, and they really aren’t that good. Squidgy flip flops, or squeeky boots?
Flip flops dry fast, come in lots and lots of colours and don’t look too weird in a Hong Kong office… if you know how to walk in the them properly. But they flip disgusting water onto the back of your pants and no matter how careful you are, water will find it’s way onto the place in the middle of the shoe and your foot, making them really, really squidgy… not a nice feeling. And let’s not forget the escalator… I don’t know if any of you have ever had to hag on to dear life on the mid level escalator, but if you haven’t, try my Havaiianas on a rainy day. Roller blades are more reliable here.
I like my (beautiful, trendy, gorgeous, catwalk) Tsukiji boots, but they make a squeeky, hollow-ish sound when I walk in them (think jello…) and look a little out of place in the office. I also think a few spiders have made a home in them over the winter (they’re roomy enough to accommodate all of us, thankfully).
So it’s squidgy versus squeeky… what to do? What do you wear?
And so new search begins: the search for that perfect Hong Kong summer shoe.